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Ohio pet food recalled due to potential listeria contamination – WCMH (Columbus)


New traffic signals improve safety for students heading back to school – WBNS (Columbus)


Latest Terror Threat Snapshot: More ISIS-Linked Plots in USA – In Homeland Security


Hundreds of Android apps on Play Store infected with Windows malware – HackRead.com


Officials: No 'real world' active shooter incident at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base – Dayton Daily News


New Homeland Security center to guard against cyberattacks – WGCL (Atlanta)


Lake Erie dead zone threatens Cleveland drinking water – Cleveland.com


With focus on Mexico, apprehensions grow at Canadian border – Associated Press


Russian Hackers Reach U.S. Utility Control Rooms, Homeland Security Officials Say – Wall Street Journal


Lakota offering tip-line to report suspicious activity – Dayton Daily News


Security, parking changes in store for HOF Festival – Canton Repository


Robocalling Firm Exposes U.S. Voter Records – Security Week

California man pleads guilty to terrorism charges – Reuters


Ohio school district to arm students with pepper spray to deter shooters – Fox 8 Cleveland


Mexican woman who made fake IDs in Marion pleads guilty – Marion Star


Terrorist plot foiled by FBI was Cleveland's 2nd in 6 years; a look back at the bridge-bombing case of 2012 – Cleveland.com


Man accused of planning July 4 terrorist attack in Cleveland – WKYC Cleveland


Agency to fund $8M in safety grants for schools, police – WBNS Columbus


Parma pair among dozens charged in federal Dark Web investigation – Cleveland.com


The illegal scrapping problem in Ohio – WKYC Cleveland
The battle against thieves looting places for metal and selling it to scrap yards is an uphill one, especially for Ohio.


I-Team: Thieves on camera in crime raging in Ohio – FOX 8 Cleveland


Records: Home explosion scrapper suspects barred from selling scrap metals – WEWS Cleveland


Hilliard man who pretended to be federal agent pleads guilty – Columbus Dispatch
For the USDOJ media release, click here


Ohio cities face increasing ransomware, cyber attacks – Dayton Daily News
For more on Cybersecurity Awareness visit, https://www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect


Pataskala man charged with threatening to bomb government buildings – Columbus Dispatch


The FBI wants you to do this one thing to your home router, now – USA Today


Hamilton Schools to undergo security changes this summer? – Hamilton Journal-News


Sheriff to school boards on security: What are you waiting for? – Hamilton Journal-News Cleveland


Terrorism Connections to Ohio

Ohio State University Attack – 2016
On November 28, 2016, A car ramming attack and mass stabbing occurred at the Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, Ohio. The attacker, Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was shot and killed by the first responding OSU police officer, and 11 people were hospitalized for injuries. According to authorities, Artan was inspired by terrorist propaganda from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

Mohamed Barry – 2016
Four people were injured in a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio on February 11, 2016, when a man with a machete attacked them at random. The assailant, Mohamed Barry, a native of the West African nation of Guinea, was killed after he led police on a car chase.

Cleveland Bomb Plot – 2012
Five men were arrested in April 2012 and accused of plotting to blow up a bridge near Cleveland.

Ahmed Hussein Mahamud – 2011
Ahmed Hussein Mahamud, a 26-year-old American citizen from Columbus, was charged in an indictment, unsealed in June 2011, with providing material support to Al Shabaab.

Hor & Amera Akl – 2010
Hor and Amera Akl, a married couple residing in Toledo, were arrested in 2010 and charged with providing material support to the designated terrorist organization Hizballah. In May 2011, the Akls pled guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Jerry & Joe Kane – 2010
Jerry and Joe Kane, father and son anti-government extremists from Forest, were killed in a shoot-out with Arkansas law enforcement after they fatally shot two West Memphis police officers during a traffic stop on May 20, 2010.


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